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Fantastic Beasts producer on casting Jude Law as Dumbledore in The Crimes of Grindelwald

This past week, Warner Bros. unveiled an official image from the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel – now titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – which included our very first look at Jude Law as the legendary wizard Albus Dumbledore.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer David Heyman discussed Law’s casting, stating what qualities he feels that the actor brings to the iconic role:

One of the reasons we chose Jude is he has many of the qualities we find in Dumbeldore in the Potter films. He’s got authority, he’s got a twinkle in his eye, he’s sometimes a bit elliptical. So you have that but also have this youthful energy and jubilance. So he brings that twinkle, mischief, authority, and power, but at the same time brings far more youthful energy to the film. You understand why
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Fantastic Beasts Fans Are Outraged by Johnny Depp's Inclusion in the Sequel

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The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - the recently titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - has a problem that no amount of magic, movie or otherwise, is capable of fixing. A gorgeous photo of the film's cast was recently released, and while the addition of a few new characters is exciting, one familiar face has loyal fans of J.K. Rowling's story outraged: Johnny Depp. His appearance in the promotional photo shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's seen the first movie; at the end of Fantastic Beasts, Colin Farrell's Graves is revealed to actually be the evil wizard Grindelwald in disguise, played by Depp. It's a shocking moment that kicks off the narrative for the next four films, which will follow the climactic clash between Grindelwald and a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). In other words? Depp is going to be
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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend
Warner Bros.-D.C.’s “Justice League” is headed for an underwhelming opening weekend, coming in below early predictions with an estimated $94 million at 4,051 North American locations during its opening weekend.

The number marks a nearly 15% drop from early reports, which had pegged “Justice League’s” opening weekend in the $110 million range. With an estimated budget of around $300 million, “Justice League” poses high stakes for Warner Bros. The movie is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises.

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, and Willem Dafoe also appear. Zack Snyder began shooting “Justice League” in April of 2016, from a script by Chris Terrio. Joss Whedon — director of Disney-Marvel’s two “Avengers” movies — assumed directing
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Here’s Why Jude Law Was Cast As Young Dumbledore In Fantastic Beasts 2

The recent unveiling of the first cast photo for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second entry in the Harry Potter spinoff series, was an exciting moment for fans as it gave us our first look at Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore. The sequel will explore the younger days of the beloved wizard that we previously got to know as an elderly Hogwarts headmaster (brilliantly played by both Richard Harris and Michael Gambon).

Picking the right actor to portray this fresh take on one of the most familiar characters in the Wizarding World was crucial, then, and after a much-scrutinized search, Law was eventually awarded the highly-coveted role. While chatting with EW, producer David Heyman was on hand to explain why the British actor was the perfect person to bring young Dumbledore to life.

“He’s got authority, he’s got a twinkle in his eye, he’s sometimes a bit elliptical.
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Does The Fantastic Beasts 2 Cast Photo Confirm A Major Fan Theory?

Every serious Harry Potter fan will have seen yesterday’s atmospheric cast photo that introduces the major players of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. There’s a lot of information jammed into the pic, too, notably the confirmation that Johnny Depp will continue to play the titular dark wizard after his cameo at the end of Fantastic Beasts and our first proper look at Jude Law as a young (well, middle-aged) Albus Dumbledore.

But there’s more to this cast photo than meets the eye, and eagle-eyed fans have done a bit of detective work and concluded some very interesting things about Claudia Kim’s character, seen snuggling up to Ezra Miller’s Credence in the photo below. Billed as a ‘Maledictus,’ the press release describes her as “the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast.”

A previous announcement also explained that
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Why Jude Law Was Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2

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Why Jude Law Was Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2
Yesterday was a big day for fans of the Harry Potter franchise, with Warner Bros. revealing that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will now be entitled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The studio also revealed a new cast photo featuring our first look at Young Dumbledore. With production still under way on this magical sequel, producer David Heyman recently shed some light on the casting in a new interview.

Jude Law was cast as Dumbledore back in April, but the full cast photo released yesterday offered our first glimpse at the future Hogwarts headmaster. Jude Law was quite the surprising pick for many fans, although many warmed to his casting after the first photo debuted, even though he may not have been the most conventional choice to play the iconic wizard. Producer David Heyman revealed in a new interview that Jude Law was cast because he possesses
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Amber Heard Opens Up About Living 'Truthfully' Following Divorce From Johnny Depp

Amber Heard Opens Up About Living 'Truthfully' Following Divorce From Johnny Depp
Amber Heard is just living "truthfully." 

The 31-year-old actress appears on the cover of GQ Australia's December issue as their Woman of the Year, and inside the magazine, opens up about being labeled a "role model" after her divorce from Johnny Depp

"I feel incredibly fortunate that I'm in a position where I could be of any help," she reveals. "At times it's a burden to consider that your life is no longer just yours and it's not private. It can be hard to know that you can't function in full -- that anonymity is no longer a valid goal and that your actions and words, whether they're done on a red carpet or in the most intimate corners of your personal life, to know that those aren't fully yours anymore."

"That's a difficult realization to come to when it does hit you. It's severe but you grow and move on from that, and on balance
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Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Return Sparks Angry Twitter Response: ‘Depp’s an Abuser’

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Return Sparks Angry Twitter Response: ‘Depp’s an Abuser’
Should the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” pull an “All the Money in the World” move and remove Johnny Depp from the film? A number of Twitter users seem to think so. On Thursday, after the title and first look at “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” were released, fans flocked to social media to register their displeasure with Depp’s inclusion in the cast. Depp is slated to reprise his role as Grindelwald in the film, but detractors on social media suggested that it’s not too late to replace the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, citing the recent decision to re-shoot Kevin Spacey.
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Disney Accused of Pillaging 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Concepts in New Copyright Suit

The Walt Disney Company is being sued for allegedly looting the idea for its billion-dollar Pirates of the Caribbean franchise by two writers who claim they conceived the silly swashbuckler portrayed by Johnny Depp

A. Lee Alfred II and Ezequiel Martinez Jr. say Disney stole their original spec screenplay to create Pirates. While the suit acknowledges there is no shortage of pirate lore, it claims their work creatively extended beyond the tropes of fearsome scoundrels in search of treasure. 

"Pirates in film, while handsome or good-looking, have not been depicted as having a sense of humor, until 'Captain Jack Sparrow'...
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Disney Accused of Pillaging 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Concepts in New Copyright Suit

The Walt Disney Company is being sued for allegedly looting the idea for its billion-dollar Pirates of the Caribbean franchise by two writers who claim they conceived the silly swashbuckler portrayed by Johnny Depp

A. Lee Alfred II and Ezequiel Martinez Jr. say Disney stole their original spec screenplay to create Pirates. While the suit acknowledges there is no shortage of pirate lore, it claims their work creatively extended beyond the tropes of fearsome scoundrels in search of treasure. 

"Pirates in film, while handsome or good-looking, have not been depicted as having a sense of humor, until 'Captain Jack Sparrow'...
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First image of the cast from ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelward’

Here’s the first image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelward, the newly-monikered second film (of five) in the new J.K. Rowling-penned franchise. Opening November 16th 2018, the film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp; and is directed by David Yates.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.
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Let's Take a Closer Look at All of the New Characters in the Fantastic Beasts Sequel

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To say the first photo from the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel - which has officially been titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - is magical would be an understatement. The image features almost everyone from the large ensemble cast, from Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Among the returning faces, however, are a few new additions. If you're wondering who the mysterious woman next to Ezra Miller's Credence is, or want the lowdown on that guy who looks a hell of a lot like Newt, you're definitely not alone. Let's break down each of the new characters! RelatedFantastic Beasts: All the Details We Could Conjure Up About the Sequel
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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ First Cast Photo, Title Revealed

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ First Cast Photo, Title Revealed
Warner Bros. has unveiled the first photo and title for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

The second film in the “Harry Potter” prequel franchise will be released on Nov. 16, 2018. David Yates, who directed “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the final four “Potter” installments, is returning to helm the second film in the series from a script by “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling. The spinoff franchise will consist of five films.
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Amber Heard on the "Burden" of Being a Role Model for Women

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Amber Heard didn't set out to become a role model. But, like it or not, she inspired many women to speak out against powerful men when she divorced one of the biggest movie stars, Johnny Depp, in May 2016. In court documents, she alleged Depp had been "verbally and physically abusive," which he denied through his lawyer. After months of legal proceedings, they reached a settlement and issued a joint statement, insisting their "relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love." As part of the settlement, Heard also received $7 million from Depp, which she promised to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles in...
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Young Dumbledore Revealed in Fantastic Beasts 2 Cast Portrait

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Young Dumbledore Revealed in Fantastic Beasts 2 Cast Portrait
Today, we have learned the official title of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2. It is called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Along with this revealed, Warner Bros. has released a magical living cast portrait, that gives us a first look at all of the returning characters, along with a few new faces. Most exceptional of all is Jude Law making his introduction as a young Albus Dumbledore.

Fantastic Beasts 2 is giving fans something they have always wanted. The epic battle between Dumbledore and his former lover Gellert Grindlewald. This living portrait gives us a fresh look at Johnny Depp, who returns as this dark wizard. He was originally played by Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts, but that was soon revealed to be a clever disguise. Now, we see that Depp has fully taken over the role. Warner Bros. had this to say in their official press release for the movie.
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Brace Yourselves, Potterheads - The First Look at the Fantastic Beasts 2 Cast Is Here

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Today is a big day for Harry Potter fans. Not only has the official title for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel been unveiled - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, if you must know - but there's also a magical new photo of the cast to feast our eyes on. The studio has been releasing some key details about the new movie over the past few months (like what the plot will be about back in July), but the image above is far and away the most revealing look at the next installment in Newt Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) story. There's a good look at young Dumbledore, played by Jude Law, as well as the film's villain, Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Also zoom in to see Maledictus (Claudia Kim), a friend of Ezra Miller's Credence who has a blood curse that destines her a life as a beast,
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'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel's Title Revealed

The full title of the Fantastic Beasts sequel has been revealed.

A year out from its release date, Warner Bros. announced that the followup to the 2016 hit will be titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

That title is in reference to Gellert Grindelwald, the character played by Johnny Depp. At the end of the first movie, the powerful Dark wizard was revealed and captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards...
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'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel's Title Revealed

The full title of the Fantastic Beasts sequel has been revealed.

A year out from its release date, Warner Bros. announced that the followup to the 2016 hit will be titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

That title is in reference to Gellert Grindelwald, the character played by Johnny Depp. At the end of the first movie, the powerful Dark wizard was revealed and captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards...
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Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald As Second Film In J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

Warner Bros. Pictures announces “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald” as the title of the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

Opening November 16, 2018, the film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested,
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First look image for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Following on from yesterday’s tease, Warner Bros. has now unveiled a first look image from its upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, now titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The image features Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Ezra Miller as Credence, Claudia Kim as Maledictus, Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald.

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At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of
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